I drive to Amish Country twice a year and NEVER come home without Whoopie Pies. I decided it was time to make my own. They are more of a cake like cookie, not a pie. I researched the name and there is only speculation where they originally came from. It is believed that they have been around since the 1920’s. The batch doesn’t make a large quantity (about 9) but they do make a large cookie!